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Ron Farrant Archive

This collection consists of Ron Farrant's working diaries for the period 1972-1975 when he was Vocational Officer for Aboriginal and Islander Affairs, Department of Labour, in Townsville.

Archive Location: 1R

Detailed Listing

RF/1 10.4.72 - 20.12.72
Schedule of daily appointments - includes:
Employment interviews with prospective employers and employees
Precis of interviews between Farrant and Government Departments
Record of appointments between prisoners at Stuart prison and Farrant
Record of appointments with firms concerning unpaid accounts. Appointments with firms concerning employment of people on probation Career Week displays
[Inclusion: one employment reference for Sid Charles written by George G Harvey (plumber overseer) with D.I.A.A. Palm Island]

RF/2 8.1.73 — 24.12.73
Schedule of daily appointments - includes:
Notes concerning employment of apprentices and certain conditions to be met under the Apprenticeship Board; arrangements for employment interviews with local firms. Notes on individuals concerning their employment prospects and preferences.
Record of interviews between Farrant and Black Community School, Opportunity School and Department of Guidance and Special Education/Children Services Record of appointments with doctors concerning the health of individuals and their capability to take up certain apprenticeships.

RF/3 7.1.74 — 20.12.74
Schedule of daily appointments - includes:

Possibility of apprenticeships discussed with prospective firms
Notes on individuals regarding their work attitudes. Notes on trips to Ingham, Cardwell, Tully, Charters Towers and Dalrymple Shire Council relating to employment prospects for Aboriginals and Islanders.
Record of appointments with Apprenticeship Board. Meetings with Legal Service.
Discussions with Ayr Shire Council involved with the Government Schemes, REDS and NEAT.

RF/4 6.1.75 — 25.2.75
Schedule of daily appointments - includes:

Discussions with Children’s Services Department
Discussions with Townsville General Hospital regarding nurses' aid positions
Arrangements for employment for ex-prisoners
Record of interviews with individuals regarding the NEAT scheme
Notes on trips to Ingham and Tully regarding employment prospects in the district
Interviews with local firms regarding opportunities for prospective apprenticeships.


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